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Accreditation Conversation Sessions Scheduled for April and May

What is Accreditation? Why is it important? And what role do you play in it? The answers to those questions, and more, will be discussed at a series of informal conversations scheduled for April and May.

 The first conversation session will be held on Wednesday, April 11 from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. in SURC 137 A & B. Additional sessions are scheduled for Monday, April 23 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Friday, May 25 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., both also in SURC 137 A & B. Free coffee and snacks will be provided.

 “These gatherings will provide an opportunity for faculty, staff, and students to ask any questions they might have about the accreditation process, such as why it’s so important, and how they are involved,” noted Bernadette Jungblut, CWU’s Associate Provost, Accreditation, Academic Planning & Assessment.

“Institutional accreditation must periodically be reaffirmed in order for the university to qualify for federal funding that supports teaching, research, and student financial aid,” she said. “We invite anyone who has any questions to please attend one of these sessions because accreditation is so crucial to the university’s mission.”

A website has been created at to explain the accreditation process.

Media contact: Richard Moreno, Department of Public Affairs, 509-963-2714,